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jmlou316

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high LSAT mediocre GPA
« on: October 05, 2004, 07:57:52 PM »
I only have a 3.2 GPA from a top LAC (Amherst) but am thinking my LSAT should be around 165. My practice tests were 160-180. Am hoping for Univ of Chicago, Notre Dame, Boston College. Will it be possible.

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Re: high LSAT mediocre GPA
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2004, 08:27:44 PM »
1)  Possible?  Yes.

2)  Probable?  No.

3)  Unlikely?  Wouldn't go that far.

4)  Who knows?  Apply and find out, but make sure you've got a few back ups.

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Re: high LSAT mediocre GPA
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2004, 07:33:45 PM »
160-180?

Quite a range you have there. Did you take it on Saturday?

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Re: high LSAT mediocre GPA
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2004, 11:20:07 PM »
ha, I have the opposite problem, almost perfect GPA (around 3.8 unweighted, but weighted ??), and a LSAT prediction that sucks (160ish).  I wonder if they really weigh them 50/50 or if one matters just a little bit more.  Also something I've always wondered, is it better to have a 4.0 at 'bull college', or a 3.6 at 'good college'.  Good luck anyway, I got my application cd (cd?!) from Northwestern and seriously thought about tossing it.  :)
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Re: high LSAT mediocre GPA
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2004, 11:33:20 PM »
what do you mean by "weighted"?

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Re: high LSAT mediocre GPA
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2004, 02:04:16 AM »
Weighted is when they take into account honors classes (on a 5 pt scale) and A+'s which count as 4.0 unweighted and 4.3 weighted.
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Re: high LSAT mediocre GPA
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2004, 07:45:48 AM »
If you transcript shows an A, lsac isn't going to care one way or the other that you got the A for the honors class.  Unless the "weighting" actually raises the letter grade, as far as I know, it won't matter.

(The one positive you still have is that lsac still factors in A+s as 4.3 or something like that for everyone, standard procedure.  Makes me with my school gave A+s...)

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Re: high LSAT mediocre GPA
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2004, 06:55:18 AM »
no they are not 50/50, in fact not even close.
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Re: high LSAT mediocre GPA
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2004, 02:04:57 AM »
akudiya, you can't just leave a message like that

no they are not 50/50, in fact not even close.

and not elaborate!!!  So what is the weight, if anyone knows.  I'm guessing it varies by school, but I'm just wondering what the general average weighting is.
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Re: high LSAT mediocre GPA
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2004, 02:38:55 AM »
The weight is generally 3:1 LSAT:GPA with the notable exception of berkeley about 1:1 (all this is by my calculations based upon index numbers from LSAC assuming minimum GPA to graduate is 2.3 and minimum LSAT is 120).